Kilwin's Chocolates and Ice Cream Store Franchise Review

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Kilwin's Chocolates and Ice Cream Store is a Franchise Grade Made The Grade™ franchise, which means it's ranked strongly by our research team.

Franchise Info

Kilwins has earned a reputation for providing high-quality chocolates, and ice cream along with excellent customer service. They support this through their successful community of caring owner-operators.

What is the upfront cost to own a Kilwin's Chocolates and Ice Cream Store franchise?

Kilwin's Chocolates and Ice Cream Store has a franchise fee of up to $40,000, with a total upfront investment range from $350,327 to $937,415.

  • Initial Franchise Fee: $40,000
  • Total Investment: $350,327 to $937,415
  • Working Capital: $15,000 to $90,000
  • Royalty Fee: 5.0%

The initial purchase price of any franchise includes several fees. Check out this investment opportunity to better understand the specific costs required to buy a Kilwin's Chocolates and Ice Cream Store, such as territory fees, construction and costs, grand opening advertising, and furniture and fixtures purchases. It should be noted that, franchise companies must to disclose all upfront fees. These fees include those that are actually paid when signing the franchise agreement and commitments to fees you are required to pay. Another important consideration to review is whether the initial fees are refundable or not. The franchise system must disclose what conditions any of the initial fees are refundable. A franchise must also disclose a range of fees if its upfront fees are not uniform within the franchise. A thorough review of the Item 5 upfront fees will give you the answers needed to make a decision to purchase this franchise.

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How much can I earn by owning a Kilwin's Chocolates and Ice Cream Store franchised business?

As with any new franchised business, the franchisee's income and the revenue from a Kilwin's Chocolates and Ice Cream Store franchise opportunity depends on a variety of factors. One way to check on the potential revenues or profits generated from a Kilwin's Chocolates and Ice Cream Store franchise investment is to review the franchisor's Item 19 within their Franchise Disclosure Document. Usually, earnings and owner's income are correspond to the size of the investment and number of locations you buy. Demand for your products, the labor costs, commercial lease rates and a number of other variables also play a large role in your earnings and your personal income

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How many franchise outlets does Kilwin's Chocolates and Ice Cream Store franchise have?

As of the 2020 Franchise Disclosure Document, there are 133 franchised Kilwin's Chocolates and Ice Cream Store locations across the USA.

Did you know there are over 3,000 franchise opportunities across the United States. More than 80% have less than 10 locations.

Are there any Kilwin's Chocolates and Ice Cream Store franchises in my area?

Based on 2020 FDD analysis, Kilwin's Chocolates and Ice Cream Store has franchised locations in 23 states.


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Last Reviewed: 2020

Sector: Retail Food

Category: Specialty Food Store

Kilwin's Chocolates and Ice Cream Store Franchise DATA

Total Investment
$350,327 - $937,415
Franchise Fee
Franchise agreement
Initial Term
10 Years
Renewal Term
10 Years
Franchise outlet growth
Ongoing fees
ad fees
# of franchised outlets


Does this opportunity provide any initial training and opening assistance?

Yes, they have an initial training program of 216 hours. This includes 43 hours of classroom training, 173 hours of on-the-job training, and 0 hours of online training. In their FDD they outline who's in charge of the training. Unlock to find out more.

Online 0
On-the-Job 173
Classroom 43
Total 216

Does this opportunity offer Territory Rights?

Kilwin's Chocolates and Ice Cream Store offers territory protections. For an explanation of territory rights, unlock this franchise for important details.

Do they have marketing and technology support in place?

Yes, Kilwin's Chocolates and Ice Cream Store offers comprehensive support for franchisees. Unlock this franchise to find out more.

How long ago did they start franchising?

They began franchising in 1981. The average Specialty Food Store franchise began franchising in 2007.

Does Kilwin's Chocolates and Ice Cream Store offer lending support?

No, but you can click here to fill out our affordability calculator and understand your financing options.

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